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Mamarama Reviews Sex-Positive Kids Workshop

“Mommy how old were you the first time you DID sex?” ask Jayne Freeman’s precocious seven-year-old, an anecdote she describes in her review of Babeland’s workshop Raising Sex-Positive Kids, taught by Amy Levine, M.A. Jayne’s experiences reveal the importance of seeking outside resources and advice when you need it.   She writes:

“One of the points Amy made clear was that discussing sexual issues should be an ongoing positive dialogue with our kids; not “the talk” kind of monologue. She explained that there are plenty of “teachable moments” in our lives that give opportunity for meaningful discussions. For example, what children see on TV, in movies or at school in addition to their questions about commitment, relationships and body image are all moments for exploration. All of those topics tie into the concept of “sexuality” in a broad and encompassing way. If you hear your child using the word “gay” as a derogatory adjective, for example, you can take that moment to discuss what the word means in our vernacular and how you feel about using demeaning terms.”

For more tips on talking to your kids about sex, read Jayne’s full piece.

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